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Summary

Life and death decided by the draw of a card!

When an accident claims his life, Gareth finds himself reborn on Acamida. Dropped into a world where sorcerers draw magical power from a deck of cards, summoning monsters and flinging spells, Gareth must adapt to having arcane power at his fingertips. It’s just a shame he’s found himself with the weakest cards around - goblins! 

Joined by a fallen goddess, a deposed demon king, and surly local, Gareth sets out into Acamida. In a realm where experience points and levels are very real, Gareth must grow stronger if he intends to have his second life last longer than his first. With monsters around every corner and dungeons beneath his feet, Acamida is a dangerous place. 

As Gareth finds new cards and grows in power, the rumbles of war stir in the west. If he’s going to survive, Gareth will need to master his deck and find the strength hidden within his goblin allies.

©2021 P.W Hillard Fiction (P)2021 P.W Hillard Fiction

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Its time to duel! But with goblins!

Rpg level up system, reincarnation/portal story about not being the hero, building a magical deck and gaining weird and interesting allies along the way.

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excelent story

terrible narrator but the story is from another world ;) i hope this last many many books

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Great book, really enjoyed it

my first deck builder book, wasn't sure what to expect. was pleasantly surprised by a well put together story and enjoyable adventure with a well implemented combat system. would recommend to all

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Surprised

I get that book as a random and it was really good fun listening to it. Hopefully there will be more and more parts, I miss times of deck building and playing.

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  • P. G. McFinnigan
  • 15-06-21

Not bad, I'd recommend it.

Amusing story, annoying author gets a negative one star for being one of those social justice types who watch propagandized American movies and entertainment and decide they know how the world should handle violence and social justice, and just "have to" occasionally slip it in. Barf. But aside from that, not bad.

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  • Alexander
  • 03-06-21

very good card system

very good card system that plays nicely. one audio issue of repeating but otherwise very good. if you like card games and litrpg, this is likely for you. mc is not overpowered but gets the job done.

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  • W.
  • 15-06-21

Excellent twist on the LitRPG genre

I've read many LitRPG books and they tend to follow one of a handful of formulaic paths to get the main character into the game / world / VR and this book was no different. However, we don't read LitRPG to learn how another character enters a world in this case; we read it for the game mechanics and stats. This is my first deck-building LitRPG and I am hooked!

The main character is not overpowered, nor is he arrogant or stupid. He just has some good ideas on how to build a successful deck. The fact that he is saddled with Goblins as his creature type seems like a really bad break but it turns out really well.

The interactions between characters is well written and enjoyable. The magic system is really good. The action is great. All in all a great book. I look forward to the next one!

I received a free copy of this audiobook and chose to write a review.

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  • DDJTJ
  • 15-06-21

MORE! MORE! WHAT A FUN READ!

GOBLIN SUMMONER is the first in the DECKBUILDING LITRPG by TRACY GREGORY and I truly hope this is the first in a long series! Totally enjoyable,fast paced and loaded with goblins/monsters/angels/demons and some really nasty bad guys!

Gareth is a human from Earth who died while plugging in a game console . He goes from being dead to being plunged into the world of Acamida, where sorcerers and Gareth draw their powers from decks of cards that are merged with them. Gareth finds he is favored with goblins,which are pretty poor choices of monsters. As Gareth moves around more in Acamida he finds more friends,more enemies and more adventures .

I loved GOBLIN SUMMONER! The characters are so funny , each with their own decks join up with Gareth,who himself adds humor to his situation, even when facing the most deadliest of monsters and odds. I want to hear more from Acamida!

Graham Mack does a great job with the multitudes of voices!

I recieved this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Stuart
  • 03-06-21

Fun and unique take on magic

This book has an interesting concept that was executed very well. The story is enjoyable and the main character is fun to follow. There were some minor audio problems but otherwise it was a great experience. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Seen on TV
  • 03-07-21

don't waste your time

for as short as this audiobook is it's taking me almost a week to finish it. the former goddess character is insufferable. the main character is a really good self insert. I'm biased though because I like card games. but it's the casual misogyny that really just sends me. the anti-hero that we're supposed to like and relate to is just casual about disregarding people's beliefs and personal views on life. there was no character growth. everyone started out and ended the book in the same spot. the whole magic system seems messed up. it was never really truly any challenge. I never once feared or thought that anything bad would happen to any of the heroes. if I had a book club I would have this as a side project to read so that way people could discuss a good world with absolute shit development of it.

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  • Christian
  • 21-06-21

Exceptionally poor narration

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-06-21

Well Thought Out

A unique take on the LitRPG genre.

Goblin Summoner, is full of fun and interesting characters. That seamlessly interact, with one another.

This story is intelligently crafted. If I were to recommend the author's next project. It would be to work on the sequel to this story. I am personally excited to find out more of this momentous and cleverly put together world.

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  • Kenny ray
  • 13-06-21

jumped to the top of my favorits in litrpg

this was unexpected. the cards aspect of magic was really cool and a take on litrpg i haven't seen before. i really liked how decks were used, this brought back memorys of me as a kid playing magic the gathering, Pokemon, and yugio.. how the cards are displayed kind of reminds me of yugios cartoon show. cards are more like magic the gathering.

the characters are well done, likable, what you want to happen does. world is well built well for whats mentioned.

the narrator does a great job. i feel like im watching a nature documentary with his voice.( more memorys as a kid)

i really cant wait for another audiobook. this one has moved into my top 5 maybe even higher.

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  • Luke
  • 11-06-21

Looking forward to the next one!

I really liked it! I was given this book at no charge to myself in exchange for an honest review, but I would have spent a credit on it for sure. I’m not saying it’s perfect, but it was easy to listen to and enjoyable. I care about the characters and am enjoying seeing them grow. The world and magic system is also really cool. This was my first exposure to deck building rpgs and I’m hoping to read more in the future. Thank you for a fun book! I’m gonna see if I can find more by the same author or at least get on a mailing list to be alerted when the sequel comes out.

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